FAQs: Panoramic X-Rays

When you learn that we offer advanced dental technology, you likely breathe a sigh of relief. This means many things! First, that you can expect much safer imaging when you’re receiving X-rays. It also means that the imaging we offer is accurate, detailed, and safer for the environment, too (it produces very little waste when compared to traditional X-rays). So, with this in mind, you may feel ready to get excited about panoramic X-rays … but you just might not know much about them. Not a problem! We can fill you in on the details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is a panoramic X-ray in comparison to other X-rays?

Answer: This means that we will be taking an image of the areas of your teeth we cannot see by gathering an image of your entire smile at once. The technology sweeps (or “pans”) your entire smile.

Question: What is the process like?

Answer: The equipment used to capture a panoramic X-ray of your smile (and associated structures) will move its way around your head. This means that it will take place externally, which is different from X-rays that require bitewings.

Question: When might I need this type of imaging?

Answer: We may suggest panoramic X-rays if you are extremely sensitive to bitewings, if you are in a great deal of discomfort, if we are involved in case planning for something like implants, or if we need to see additional tissues like your jawbone, wisdom teeth, or your sinuses for a precise and comprehensive understanding of your oral structures.

Receive Advanced Imaging And Care At Our Practice

We offer comprehensive dentistry and advanced dental technology for accurate, comfortable, and convenient care. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.